Easy Blueberry Pancakes – Hot off the Griddle
Super Easy Blueberry Pancakes
These blueberry pancakes are so easy a 13-year old can make them…literally. I use a mixing bowl, a whisk, a spatula and a cast iron griddle that my Uncle Lonnie gave us for Christmas. Since we have a gas stove I can make 3 pancakes at a time on that griddle! Before we got the griddle I made pancakes in a cast iron pan, one at a time. I like crispy edges on fluffy pancakes which can only be achieved on a good griddle.
By the way, my pancake batter recipe only calls for 7 basic ingredients. You can really use any fruit of your choice. As a matter of fact we just had the Florida Strawberry Festival here and we bought a huge flat of strawberries and we made strawberry pancakes using the same easy pancake batter recipe. I’m also a huge fan of chocolate chip pancakes. My parents like to make macadamia nut pancakes. The pancake batter is super easy so throw in what you like. My favorite are blueberry pancakes.
So, every year here in Florida in the Spring we have U-Pick Blueberries. At the end of blueberry season, you go to a blueberry farm, walk around and enjoy the Florida Spring weather. Depending on the farm, you pay by the pound or bucket. Just as we have a famous Strawberry Festival we also have a Blueberry Festival in Tampa Bay. Last year my Mami went blueberry picking at Starkey Blueberry Farm outside of Tampa with her friend Rachel and her shih tzu, Mocha Coconut. Mami came home with a bag of blueberries that we used in a couple of smoothies and I made a batch of easy blueberry pancakes. Just one batch for breakfast. She said that they must have missed the “good weekend” to go berry picking. She paid by the pound.
My Grandma Linda came to visit in June and brought us a whole cooler full of blueberries. She picked them at Beulah Berries in Pensacola, FL. Since it’s a bit cooler in the panhandle the season starts and ends later there. Apparently U-Pick blueberries are a lot cheaper in the panhandle too based on the bounty Grandma Linda produced in comparison to Mami’s. LOL. I’ve been making batch after batch of blueberry pancakes ever since. Grandma paid by the bucket.
So, we keep fresh blueberries frozen until we are ready to use them. Almost a year later we still have a few freezer bags of blueberries left. We use blueberries in everything from salads, smoothies, dessert toppings to eating them plain. My favorite way to eat blueberries is in a blueberry pancake.
Easy Blueberry Pancakes
- 1 cup All Purpose Four Feel Free to use Whole Wheat
- 2 tbsp Sugar
- 2 tbsp Baking Powder
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 large Beaten Egg
- 1 cup Milk
- 2 tbsp Butter or Oil
- 1 cup Blueberries Frozen is Fine – no need to thaw
- For best results (crispy edges) use a cast iron griddle or pan. These can be made in any skillet. Grease the pan with cooking spray, butter or oil. Turn your heat to medium high.
- Add all dry ingredients (Flour, Baking Powder, Sugar, Salt) in a mixing bowl and whisk.
- Create a well with the back of your whisk or a spoon in the middle of the bowl.
- Crack the egg beat and pour into the well. Or crack egg into well and beat egg just in the middle of the well.
- Pour in your milk.
- Pour in melted butter or oil.
- Whisk until you have a batter. Be careful not to over mix.
- Pour in blueberries. If using frozen no need to thaw as the griddle will cook them. Feel free to use any fruit, berry, nuts, chocolate etc. This batter works for any mix in you desire. Whisk berries in lightly.
- Pour 1/4 cup of mix onto your pan or griddle.
- Once the top of the pancake shows bubbles all over flip it over. It should only take about 1 minute per side depending how hot your pan is.
- After the first pancake (which usually isn’t the prettiest) you will want to lower your heat down to about medium low. The pan should retain the heat and make evenly cooked and evenly colored pancakes.
- Stack and serve with your favorite syrup or topping.
10 thoughts on “Easy Blueberry Pancakes – Hot off the Griddle”
Awesome post! I have been itching for awhile now into getting myself into cooking more often. Your site of easy and practical methods of getting going is going to benefit me tremendously. Thank you for the simplicity and the step by step walkthrough of the process. I am itching for some blueberry pancakes now!
Thank you for this post!
Thanks Ben! Hey, if I’m 13 years old and can make these dishes, then you can too! This is berry season so it’s the best time to get blueberries in the US. Hopefully you can get your hands on some and make blueberry pancakes for breakfast (or breakfast for dinner…guilty pleasure) soon!
Wow! You are a much better cook at age 13 than I am at age 53! I love blueberries and I love pancakes. If I can make these, then you could say that “even a kitchen-shy 53 year old can make them!” Do you create your own recipes or do you follow set ones? Mmmmm… Strawberries are great, too. I live in Minnesota and our growing seasons are pretty short for those fruits. We do have a few Amish farms around us that have patches for picking your own, but even that’s limited. I went wild blueberry picking when I was a kid and came home with 3 quart ice cream pails full of blueberries. I also came home with poison ivy! The blueberries were worth it though.
Hi Karin! Of course you can make them. Don’t be shy! To be honest this is a recipe I learned when I was about 9 years old from helping my mom make pancakes. I’m not sure where she got it from, but I know the ingredients like the back of my hand. The only time I make the pancake batter differently is when we have buttermilk. We buy organic frozen berries from Costco or Aldi (not sure if you have one in Minnesota) and they work fine! I always throw them in frozen. I just got lucky that my Grandma decided to go blueberry picking last year so we haven’t had the need to buy blueberries at the store. 3 pails is awesome! My mom only came home with half a pail, if that!
In most of my recipes I have either been eating the food since I was a baby or I get inspired by something I eat and figure out how to make it at home. I also learned how to make certain dishes in Culinary Camp. My mom and 2 Grandmothers are excellent cooks, so I learned a lot from them. Unfortunately, they barely measure anything so figuring out the proper amount of ingredients has been a struggle. Once I figure it out my dishes come out much more consistent that theirs do! 🙂
Such a talent for a young guy like you. Bravo!
I amazed at the quality of this pancake recipe. I like that all is homemade, you even took your own photos while doiing it! Delightful! I’ll tell you what, I’ll be trying this exact same recipe tomorrow at my brreakfast.
Thank you for sharing such a great recipe,
Thank you! I just really have a passion for cooking and want to share. I’m glad you’ll try the easy blueberry pancakes recipe. It’s so easy and yummy…even if you don’t use blueberries!
You couldn’t go wrong with pancakes as your excellent recipe shows. It looks nice and easy to follow. As a keen garden I have 4 blueberry bushes and by August I will have enough berries to give it a go. I also see that you are going for the thick pancake, but can you modify it to a crepe and make a blueberry sauce filling.
I look forward to more of your recipes in the near future.
That’s awesome you have your own blueberry bushes! Well, I think I have a challenge. Stay tuned, I’ll crank out a YouTube video for crepes. I love lingonberries for crepes, but why not blueberries. Crepes, Hotcakes, Flapjacks, Dutch Babies, Johnny Cakes…you’ve got my breakfast cooking juices flowing! Thanks for the inspiration!
I Truly love Pancakes, in fact, back at home it was a weekly treat, i remember coming home on every Friday and SURPRISE, a nice snack was ready to be eaten by me,
I haven`t tried the blueberry pancake thought, but i will definitely try to make some this weekend, You mentioned that you sometimes kept your berries frozen for over a year, are you sure that`s healthy? Are the berries really still 100% fresh?
Amazing article, i will take a peak at your other pages as well,
Thanks for Sharing!
I have to admit I’ve made a batch of pancakes and came back and ate them as a snack throughout the day. Sometimes without any syrup or toppings! Pancakes are just so easy to eat and satisfying.
Yes, since we know exactly when the berries were picked and we froze them the right way (yes I learned there’s a right and wrong way) they actually will last beyond a year, but sadly by the time June rolls around (which will be exactly a year) they’ll be gone! I only have 1 freezer bag left from my Grandma and with all the smoothie making going on in my house it won’t last another week. I’m praying she’ll pick more this year. My mom apparently gave up! I can’t say we’d ever keep commercially packaged blueberries past a few months, however. Maybe I can do a YouTube video and a blog post on properly freezing berries with my Grandma. Thanks for inspiring me!